Method of applying an input to an agricultural field

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

8186288

APP PUB NO

20110172811A1

SERIAL NO

12684165

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A method of applying an input to a field is provided when using an implement having row or section control and when using an automated location and guidance system, enabled by GPS or other position technology, to avoid double application of inputs in areas covered more than once by the implement or machine. The present invention provides an application pattern and control in which double application is avoided by turning off row units or sections of row units during the first pass over the area, leaving the actual application of inputs to the second pass over that area. The minimizes or eliminates areas where a previously applied input is disturbed during a second time over that area and minimizes or eliminates areas where the soil is compacted around previously planted seed by driving over the area a second time after seeding.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEERE & COMPANYMOLINE, IL3285

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chinkiwsky, Patrick Davenport, US 1 9

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
7395769 Individual row rate control of farm implements to adjust the volume of crop inputs across wide implements in irregularly shaped or contour areas of chemical application, planting or seeding 64 2005
 
AGCO CORPORATION (1)
* 6606542 System and method for creating agricultural decision and application maps for automated agricultural machines 76 2001
 
FLEXICOIL LTD. (1)
6522948 Agricultural product application tracking and control 30 2000
 
Ag-Chem Equipment Co., Inc. (1)
5913915 Multi-variable rate dispensing system for agricultural machines 73 1997
 
ONE PASS IMPLEMENTS INC. (1)
7690440 Sectional meter shut-off and agricultural implement having sectional meter shut-off 20 2008
 
CATERPILLAR INC. (1)
6236924 System and method for planning the operations of an agricultural machine in a field 107 1999
 
DEERE & COMPANY (2)
5878679 Product disconnect for metering device 22 1997
7571688 Integrated clutches for a seeding machine 16 2008
 
TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED (1)
7661516 Pneumatically actuated clutch 3 2006
 
BLUE LEAF I.P., INC. (1)
2008/0105,177 Automatic path generation for tramlines 2 2006
 
THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (1)
6216614 Boom dispensing point control system 19 1999
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GREAT PLAINS MANUFACTURING, INCORPORATED (1)
* 2012/0316,736 CULTIVATION AIR SEEDER HAVING SEQUENTIALLY OPERATED TOOLS 1 2011
 
Great Plaines Manfacturing, Inc. (1)
* 9031749 Cultivation air seeder having sequentially operated tools 0 2011
 
RAVEN INDUSTRIES, INC. (5)
8868300 Multi-variable rate agricultural product application system, device and method 2 2010
* 2011/0054,743 MULTI-VARIABLE RATE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT APPLICATION SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD 3 2010
9113591 Implement for adjustably metering an agricultural field input according to different frame sections 0 2013
9504212 Real time injection for agricultural sprayers 0 2013
9380773 Gear flow divider for agricultural product injection 0 2014
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